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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2019 :  6:18:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone grow hibiscus and what do you do with it? I have tried a red raspberry, hibiscus hot tea and loved it. I have some of the flowers in the yard buy not sure how to dry them. Do I use the dehydrator or hang them to dry?

Lori Beck

HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

935 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
935 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  03:05:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have one, but the deer eat it every year---so I guess I feed deer with it---LOL.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1792 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1792 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  03:52:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can't you eat the flowers in a salad or something like that? I've been growing edible flowers like Nasturtiums and violas and such. Love the Nasturtiums! They've a great flavor and a kick like horse radish!!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

872 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
872 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  06:40:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found this video on You Tube. Very interesting.

https://youtu.be/NtiEMOcLIHM


TW

The fun begins where the sidewalk ends.
Shel Silverstein
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

638 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
638 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  2:53:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love tea made with hibiscus. In Egypt they called it karkady and in Mexico it is Jamaica. You can buy it dried in Mexican grocery stores. I like it best sweetened.

Judith

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Happiness is Homemade
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2019 :  6:04:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info girls. I have had the tea with the hibiscus and love it. I never tried it with my own flowers before. I have so many of them growing around here that I thought I would throw that question out there. It's a wonder the deer haven't been eating them. We have so many deer out here. I have also heard that people use it in hair conditioner.

Lori Beck
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

638 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
638 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2019 :  2:53:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wonder how hibiscus jelly would be?

Judith

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4681 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4681 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2019 :  3:37:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith it should be quite tasty. I have a recipe for hibiscus and rosehip tea. Most jelly recipes with edible flowers or herbs use apple juice. Any of those recipes should work with hibiscus. If you try it let us know how you like it.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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